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COPD

In COPD, Triple Inhaler Therapy Not Recommended for Everyone

Aug 04, 2022

Triple inhaler therapy should be reserved for patients with COPD with a history of asthma, multiple recent exacerbations, and poor lung function. In COPD treatment, the step up from a dual bron...

Childhood Food Allergy, Sensitivity & Adult Airways Disease

Oct 28, 2021

We’ve long known that childhood food allergy and food allergen sensitization are associated with asthma and rhinitis in childhood. However, the associations between childhood food allergy/food aller...

CME/CE: The Benefits of Non-Invasive Home Ventilation for Patients With COPD-CRF

Jul 21, 2021

This course discusses a study that investigated the association of non-invasive ventilation at home use with clinical outcomes in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who develop chroni...

Exploring Trends in Botanical Dietary Supplement Use Among Adults With COPD

Dec 28, 2020

“Because there is no cure for COPD, treatments for the disease can only help slow its progression and control symptoms,” says Nan Huo, MD, PhD. “Treatment goals include managing symptoms, reduci...

Assessing Remote Patient Monitoring for Detecting COPD Exacerbations

Dec 23, 2020

When managing COPD, early detection of exacerbations and earlier intervention are key factors to improving patient outcomes and preserving quality of life, explains Christopher B. Cooper, MD. Advances...

The Prediction of Response of Benralizumab in COPD

Sep 18, 2020

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a chronic inflammatory lung disease resulting in obstructed airflow from the lungs. The recent studies conducted on analysing the efficacy of ben...

Assessing Pulmonary Rehab Outcomes in Frequent Exacerbators of COPD

Aug 20, 2020

Patients with COPD who experience recurrent exacerbations (frequent exacerbators) are recognized as a distinct clinical phenotype requiring targeted treatment, explains Alex Jenkins, PhD. Although evi...

Conference Highlights: ATS 2020 Virtual

Aug 17, 2020

New research was presented at ATS 2020 Virtual, the online annual American Thoracic Society International Conference, from August 5-10. The features below highlight some of the studies presented via t...

CME: Obstructive Lung Disease: Comparing Inhaler Education Approaches

May 26, 2020

This course discusses a study that explored if the virtual teach-to-goal (TTG) intervention was as effective as in-person TTG education for improving inhaler technique among patients hospitalized with...

Obstructive Lung Disease: Comparing Inhaler Education Approaches

Mar 31, 2020

Guidelines recommend that healthcare providers (HCPs) assess and teach inhaler technique during all encounters with patients who have obstructive lung diseases like asthma or COPD, but recent resear...

FDA Warns of Defective EpiPen Dangers

Mar 25, 2020

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Certain types of EpiPens and their generic counterparts may fail or delay injection of lifesaving epinephrine for severe allergic reactions, the U.S. Food...